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Azure-shouldered Tanager - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Arthur Grosset
Ubatuba, Sao Paulo, Brazil, September 2004
Thraupis cyanoptera


Photo by Xyko Paludo
Joinville, SC, Brazil, December 2017

18 cm (7 in)

  • Bluish overall plumage
  • Dusky lores

Similar Species

Very similar to Sayaca Tanager but has a heavier bill with deep blue on the shoulders and a greenish tinge on the flanks.


South America: found in coastal south-eastern Brazil (Minas Gerais to Rio Grande do Sul)


This is a monotypic species[1].


Border of lowland Atlantic rain forest and farmland



Their diet consists mainly of fruit.


Their 2 blue eggs have purplish-black spots on them.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. BF Member observations
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Dec 2017)

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